The workshops presented here focus mainly on the essential skills of Continuous Learning, Thinking, Oral Communications and Working with Others.
They have been field tested with various groups of adult learners all around Nova Scotia, and are presented here so that practitioners working in adult literacy can use them with their learners.
Here are pdf files of each workshop. You can also view a field test video of each workshop.
Click on the links to view the videos and download the workshop pdfs:
Workshop 1: You Are Successfulwith Earl McAllister
Learners are invited to "sharpen their own axes", in this case, to increase their personal skills in areas of confidence, self esteem and motivation.
Workshop 2: Getting to Know Yourselfwith David Pilmer
David challenges us to get to know our own strengths in terms of multiple intelligences and learning styles, and helps us develop metacognition by asking us to think about our own learning process.
Workshop 3: Did I Say That Out Loud?with Jenni Blackmore
Using puppets and masks, learners examine how they can create positive results, even in negative situations, by assessing feedback and communicating their expectations clearly. This session will emphasize the importance of good communications with others but also with ourselves.
Workshop 5: The Magic That Is Youwith Kathy Rector
Learners will identify the good in themselves in this creative workshop. Kathy invites participants to think about their goals and where their learning can take them, and in the process, create a visual representation of their reflection, a magic wand.
Workshop 6: Acting As If: The Adult Learner Returnswith Jean Desmond & Linda Wentzel
This workshop will help adults who are returning to learning after long absences to feel better about their decision. It deals with issues that adult learners face on the home front, in the learning environment, and within themselves.
Here's a video of the official launch of Learners: Use Tools That Work for You! at our Learners Support Conference in April 2012. Featured in the video are Marie David, Project Manager,
Kate Nonesuch, Editor, and members of the Project Work Group: Susan Deveau, David Robicheau, Rayburne Whynot and Rita Whynot.